Marco Rubio Names Michael Needham as Chief of Staff
Submitted by Kevin Derby on April 17, 2018 - 5:57pm
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., named Michael Needham, the CEO for Heritage Action for America, as his chief of staff.
Needham replaces Clint Reed who was fired back in January for improper conduct with subordinates in Rubio's Senate office. Besides serving at Heritage Action for America, where he worked with members of Congress and on policy, Needham served at the Heritage Foundation where he worked as chief of staff and as an advisor to the president of that conservative group.
Rubio weighed in on Tuesday as to why he named Needham to the post.
“Mike brings a wealth of policy, political and management experience that will greatly complement our office’s mission of serving the people of Florida and leading the effort to modernize the conservative movement in the 21st century,” Rubio said. “Mike understands and shares these goals, and I look forward to his contributions.”